Yahoo!’s data centers help keep all of our products and services up and running smoothly 24/7. We need our data centers to be as fast, reliable and energy efficient as possible.
We typically use our data centers to process and store data. These are the type of places where we store all our data for emails for Yahoo! Mail and Messenger, the pictures of Flickr, process data for our Yahoo! Finance, and keep our News data up to the minute. As a result, Yahoo! considers its data centers part of its competitive advantage over its competitors.
We are continuously evaluating new ways to best support our business needs, and data center site selection is an integral part of our strategy. We are always seeking financially competitive communities in which the company might locate a state-of-the-art data center.